alcohol http://wfpl.org en There's a New Arrival at the Louisville Zoo: Beer http://wfpl.org/post/theres-new-arrival-louisville-zoo-beer <p>This weekend, the Louisville Zoo will have a new beverage option at some of its concession areas.</p><p>One for parents.</p><p>The zoo will begin selling beer &nbsp;Saturday at its African Outpost, Walkabout Café and the Ville Grille venues.</p><p>Spokeswoman Kyle Shepherd says the addition of year-round beer sales will help boost revenues, and officials are confident it won’t disrupt the zoo’s family atmosphere. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 9400 at http://wfpl.org There's a New Arrival at the Louisville Zoo: Beer Watch: How to Make Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby http://wfpl.org/post/watch-how-make-mint-juleps-kentucky-derby <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em>This is about mint juleps. &nbsp;Serious drinkers (as if there are any other kind around Kentucky Derby time) will tell you this is the time of year to choke down one pre-mixed or poorly-prepared julep at Churchill Downs or a party before going back to something more standard.</em></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But is that any way to treat the signature drink of Louisville's signature event?</span></em></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 17:22:33 +0000 Jared Schubert 9249 at http://wfpl.org Watch: How to Make Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby Mint in Juleps Keep Churchill Downs Local on Kentucky Derby Day http://wfpl.org/post/mint-juleps-keep-churchill-downs-local-kentucky-derby-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The thoroughbreds that run in the Kentucky Derby hail from Central Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana. The dresses and hats are made all over the world. But there’s one Derby week tradition you’ll find every year at Churchill Downs that’s still made right here at home—the mint garnishing every signature julep is grown at </span>Dohn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &amp; </span>Dohn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gardens, a small family farm in southern Jefferson County.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:04:35 +0000 Erin Keane 9247 at http://wfpl.org Mint in Juleps Keep Churchill Downs Local on Kentucky Derby Day How Do Kentucky's Dry Counties Benefit From Alcohol Sales? http://wfpl.org/post/how-do-kentuckys-dry-counties-benefit-alcohol-sales <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know that Kentucky’s dry counties benefit financially from alcohol sales throughout the state? For more than 30 years, most of the taxes collected on alcohol sales, no matter where they originate, have gone into the state’s General Fund for statewide use. And while more than 30 percent of Kentucky’s counties don’t contribute alcohol sales tax to the General Fund, they still have access to that money.</span></p><p><strong>Wet or Dry Is Not Cut and Dry</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 Syd Bishop 9040 at http://wfpl.org How Do Kentucky's Dry Counties Benefit From Alcohol Sales? Is Kentucky's Grocery Store Liquor Ban Antiquated? Court of Appeals To Decide. http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-grocery-store-liquor-ban-antiquated-court-appeals-decide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should Kentucky grocery stores be allowed to sell liquor and wine?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">That’s the topic of arguments to be&nbsp; heard Tuesday by the U.S. </span>6<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5; "> Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:40:50 +0000 Devin Katayama 7572 at http://wfpl.org Is Kentucky's Grocery Store Liquor Ban Antiquated? Court of Appeals To Decide. Charts | Louisville Alcohol-Related Arrests by Metro Council District http://wfpl.org/post/charts-louisville-alcohol-related-arrests-metro-council-district <p>The Louisville Metro Council tonight will consider a proposal that cuts off packaged liquor sales at 2 a.m. (At the moment, the limit is 4 a.m.) Stores need a special permit to stay open until 4 a.m., and the majority of them are in West Louisville.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:15:05 +0000 Joseph Lord 6805 at http://wfpl.org Charts | Louisville Alcohol-Related Arrests by Metro Council District Guess Who's Fighting To Keep Indiana Dry On Sundays? http://wfpl.org/post/guess-whos-fighting-keep-indiana-dry-sundays When you think summer, you might think of cold beer at a barbecue, maybe a bottle of wine with a Sunday picnic. A lot of people take it for granted that they can just go to the store and pick up alcohol.<p>Not in Indiana.<p>While many states have laws restricting liquor sales, Indiana is the only one where you can't buy packaged beer, wine and liquor on Sundays, and it's the only state that regulates alcohol sales based on temperature. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:20:17 +0000 editor 5996 at http://wfpl.org Guess Who's Fighting To Keep Indiana Dry On Sundays? Lawmaker Will Again Try to Lift Ban on Election Day Alcohol Sales http://wfpl.org/post/lawmaker-will-again-try-lift-ban-election-day-alcohol-sales <p>For the fifth time, a Northern Kentucky lawmaker will attempt to undo a ban on alcohol sales on election days.</p><p>Currently, no alcohol can be served or sold while polls are open. Representative Arnold Simpson has filed legislation to scrap the ban four times in the past. And Friday, he will once again present the proposal to an interim legislative committee.</p><p>Many states originally passed such bans in order to crack down on voter fraud and vote buying. Now, South Carolina is the only other state that still bans alcohol sales on election days.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:24:06 +0000 Kenny Colston 955 at http://wfpl.org Lawmaker Will Again Try to Lift Ban on Election Day Alcohol Sales